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Two men charged with abducting Hoke County teens

Posted October 9, 2014

Celso Rojas Tolentino, Mario Adan Barreto Huertas

— Hoke County authorities have charged two men with abducting two teenage girls from Raeford and taking them to Yoakum, Texas.

According to Sheriff Hubert Peterkin, two girls were taken from 2573 N.C. Highway 401 Business on Sept. 10 by Celso Rojas Tolentino and Mario Adan Barreto Huertas.

Investigators tracked the missing teens to Texas, and authorities in Yoakum arrested Tolentino, 22, of 707 Gatlin Farm Road, Raeford, and Huertas, 26, of 802 Blue Road, Red Springs. The men were brought back to North Carolina and charged Saturday with abduction of children.

No other information about the incident has been released.

Tolentino and Huertas were being held in the Hoke County jail Thursday under $200,000 secured bonds.


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  • ncprr1 Oct 10, 2014

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    That's all they have is name calling. It's the first play in their playbook, when things don't go your way, call someone a racist.

    You'll notice that there aren't a lot of comments on this article. That is because this is an obvious example of the result of liberal policies, that have always encouraged allowing illegal, foreign gangs to operate freely in our country. Now it is hitting a little close to home for the libs that usually comment on this site...and as a rule, the WRAL moderators squash 85-90% of comments from conservatives, because it doesn't fit their narrative.

  • Naysayer Oct 10, 2014

    Other news outlets have already reported immigration officials are involved. Sorry to burst your liberal feel good bubbles.

  • stymieindurham Oct 10, 2014

    wow 1st comment and you already making racist comments.
    It's NOT racist. It's called using your head and common sense.

  • John McCray Oct 10, 2014
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    (cont'd) primarily when the criminal actions are carried out to fund a criminal organization, has been committed against unwilling members of the public (so as to eliminate small drug deals from clogging a special prosecutorial court system), and when gang affiliation can be connected to the crime committed.

  • John McCray Oct 10, 2014
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    Try reading this: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/reagan-amnesty-haunts-immigration-actionHowever, let's not dwell on the past and instead work to fix the problems at hand. People have brought up Human Trafficking in the comments, and in light of some of the news coming out of Los Angeles, that might be a valid assumption as to the motive of these two men. Or it could be to ransom the girls back to the family. The reality of the mater is, we don't know, but it sure does look like they were headed south of the border.

    The major, public issue it seems most people have with illegal immigrants from Latin America is this, the fear that criminals can come in to our country and operate without fear of serious penalty and generally cause havoc in the US. Well, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, we need to change the laws in this country to allow prosecutors to charge members of organized crime (ie. gangs), with terrorism...

  • Jim Hinnant Oct 10, 2014
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    Really "nicensmooth?" A racist comment, eh? Simply asking the obvious doesn't make it "racist." "Uncomfortable" for some, maybe. But racist? Nope.

  • seenbetterdaze Oct 9, 2014

    Let's see....Who is it that is always implicated in Human Trafficing?

  • ncprr1 Oct 9, 2014

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    Yes, based on all of that, plus their behavior. Sorry if reality frightens liberals, but go ahead and hide behind your political correctness. The type of crimes these guys committed against innocent teenage girls are on you libs.

  • scg Oct 9, 2014

    How about give them Ebola.

  • euimport1 Oct 9, 2014

    just here for a better life, eh!?